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Sr. Electrical Engineer

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    Santa Ana

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    Dustin Graham

  • Published

    22 days ago


Position Summary
Our team is looking for an Electrical Engineer who wants to get down and dirty with science, move fast and break things in a quest to transform medical diagnostics. Our future teammate is a hands-on, motivated person ready to tackle the challenges of point-of-care diagnostics, cutting-edge microfluidics, and assay engineering in both research and clinical settings.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Their duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work under minimal supervision to design, layout, construct, and evaluate a variety of prototype Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), fixtures, and tools.
  • Experience with rigid flex, and metalcore PCBs is a plus.
  • Develop electronic systems for prototype and eventually production. This includes (but is not limited to):
  • Electro-optical (lasers, LEDs, photo sensors, etc.)
  • Electromechanical (motors, encoders, actuators, etc.)
  • Thermodynamic systems (Peltier, joule heating, etc.)
  • Assemble said systems (including programming); this includes getting your hands dirty.
  • Work well with interdisciplinary teams to both provide support and to receive support.
  • Troubleshoot electronics and provide feedback for upgrades.
  • Full life cycle development from layout to manufacturing.
  • Follow good documentation practices. This includes following proper design control procedures, including maintaining lab notebooks.


  • A minimum of a B.S. in an Electrical Engineering or relevant discipline.
  • 5+ years' experience in an electrical engineering position.
  • Electrical circuit design starting from schematic capture to final board layout.
  • Electrical circuit analysis using fist order hand calculations and simulations.
  • Electronic Printed Circuit Board CAD tool design experience such as Altium (preferred).
  • Create and manage PCB documentation including fabrication and assembly packages, such as Gerber, ODB, BOM, fabrication and assembly drawings.
  • Electronics assembly skills in an ESD environment. This includes hand soldering and assembling prototype electronics.
  • Be able to perform testing and troubleshoot designs with knowledge of tools such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, and logic analyzers.
  • Experience with programming in languages such as C/C++ and Python.
  • Experience working with SPI, I2C, UART and other interface protocols.
  • Some Bonus qualifications (nice to have but not required):
  • Familiarity working in a Medical Device company.
  • Regulatory testing such as IEC 60601 and 61010.
  • Experience with Pick-and-Place machines.

Desired Skills and Traits

  • Enjoy taking on new challenges and finding creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Pay attention to detail and take pride in your work. Your motto: If you're going to do something, do it right the first time!
  • Are a collaborative team player who will do what needs to be done for the good of the team-no egos here.
  • Recognize that science is becoming more and more interdisciplinary-you are not afraid to learn new tools from engineering, mathematics, statistics, and biochemistry to solve problems - moving out of your discipline excites more than it scares (a little scare is ok)
  • Have a strong passion for the scientific method and subscribe to the philosophy that "data is beautiful"-seeing improperly presented data makes you break out in hives and immediately move to rectify the situation.
  • Communicate effectively. You write well. You speak eloquently.
  • Demonstrate a strong creative thinking and problem-solving toolbox
  • Are hands on, equally as comfortable in front of the computer as you are holding a soldering iron.
  • Want to take an idea from whiteboard to breadboard to Printed Circuit Board and not get bored when it repeats all over again.

Austin Vita is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Austin Vita is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, and encourages applications from candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity status.

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.